In early May, 61 Torchmark affiliate employees traded their 'work' clothes — blouses, slacks, and ties — for work clothes — boots, cut-offs, and gloves — and got down to business building a home with the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity.
Since making its home in North Texas in 1996, Torchmark has used its financial resources and philanthropic employees to continually make a difference in its community. Torchmark's fourth build project with Habitat for Humanity was to benefit Rosie Congrove, 63, a native Texan with dreams of becoming a homeowner. Thanks to the kindness and dedication Torchmark exemplifies to the communities it serves, Rosie’s dream is about to come true.
"Watching the house go from a slab to a framed structure with a roof in three short days was amazing," said Kristi Williams, Executive Assistant, who went on to say, "It's a great way to meet and interact with other employees in different departments around the Company. I love that Torchmark allows us to 'job swap' without charging a vacation day."
Torchmark strives to have a positive effect within the communities it serves, which include policyholders, Agents, employees, and the towns they call home. “When we help one, we help the other and everyone benefits," explained Williams.
Habitat participant Toni Thompson, a Senior Compliance Analyst with the Company, volunteered by helping lift the trusses onto the frame of the house. "I may not always be able to give monetarily, but I can always give my time and helping hands,” said Thompson. "My favorite part of the experience was knowing I was able to help secure a future for someone else."
According to Corey Jones, Vice President of Globe Life Direct Response Marketing, "Not only is it important for Torchmark to help better those in our community, but it also helps Torchmark become a better Company. It truly is more blessed to give than to receive."
Rhonda Johnson, Print Production Analyst, agrees wholeheartedly. "This is my third time to volunteer," she said. "I am so blessed that I work for a Company that allows us to be a part of something that helps other people."